Betty Carter

Femaleabout 1760–June 1848

Brief Life History of Betty

Betty Carter was born about 1760, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She married James Wookey on 20 November 1785, in Hinton Blewitt, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in June 1848, in Hinton Blewitt, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

James Wookey
Betty Carter
Marriage: 20 November 1785
Ann Wookey
James Wookey
John Wookey
Mary Wookey

Sources (4)

  • Betty in entry for Mary Wookey, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Betty in entry for Ann Wooke?, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"
  • Betty in entry for John Wookey, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1785Hinton Blewitt, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 41

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 48

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 55

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish: shortened form of McCarter .

    Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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